Posted by Gill Jones on 14/02/2017
As we career headfirst into April we’ve already celebrated equinox, or perhaps it’s passed you by without you even knowing it was here. It’s significant for the arrival of spring and the soon-to-be-oh-so-welcome summer.
Of course, the equinox is when the plane of the earth’s equator passes through the very centre of the sun. This happens twice a year, once in March and the second in September. So no, it’s perhaps not quite an official signifier of spring after all, but in March it certainly feels like it.
Spring makes hope eternal
Spring brings lambs, daffodils and longer, warmer days. Yes, that hasn’t quite worked out that way has it, what with the gale force winds and torrential rain, but two out of three isn’t bad. It’s also a time for the exchange of Easter eggs, and more importantly for some perhaps, a feast of chocolate.
Easter gifts are not obligatory, but make for a nice surprise Although perhaps you’re not overly keen on chocolate Easter eggs and if that is the case, then you could take a leaf out of our family’s book, and simply buy each other a gift. We exchange Easter gifts at this time of year, and it could be something as simple as a book, a trip to the cinema or a pen. It’s just that little something to mark the holiday and to show you care.